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Young Man With Camera

by (author) Emil Sher

photographs by David Wyman

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Category
Bullying, Homelessness & Poverty, Friendship
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780545541312
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $21.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780545541336
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443104012
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12

Description

 

Emil Sher's acclaimed YA debut is now in paperback!

T— is used to getting grief. Grief from his mother, who worries about him constantly; grief from Mr. Lam, who runs the corner store and suspects every kid of stealing; grief from the trio of bullies he calls Joined at the Hip, whose cruelty has left T— so battered he fears even his whole name could be used against him.

But T— has his own strength too: his camera, which he uses to capture the unique way he sees the world. His photos connect him to Ms. Karamath, the kind librarian at school; his friend Sean, whose passion for mysteries is matched only by his love for his dog, Watson; and most of all to Lucy, a homeless woman who shares his admiration for the photographer Diane Arbus. When Lucy is attacked by Joined at the Hip, T— captures the assault on film. But those images lead him into even deeper trouble with the bullies, who threaten to hurt Sean if T— tells.

What's the right thing to do? Do pictures ever tell the whole truth? And what if the truth isn't always the right answer?

 

About the authors

 

Emil Sher
a grandi à Montréal. Il a enseigné dans une école secondaire au Botswana et
aujourd'hui, il écrit des livres pour enfants, des scénarios, des pièces de
théâtre et des livres documentaires. Son premier roman, Young Man With Camera, a été mis en nomination pour le Prix du
Gouverneur général. Il a adapté au théâtre l'oeuvre à succès de Karen
Levine, La valise d'Hana. Cette pièce a été jouée dans toute
l'Amérique du Nord et en Israël. Emil vit à Toronto avec sa famille.

 

EMIL SHER writes prose and plays for the young and the once-were-young. His first novel, Young Man with Camera, was published by Scholastic in Fall 2015 and has received numerous awards and honours. Emil is a laureate of the 2014 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature. His picture book Mittens to Share, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher, was published in 2016. Emil has written the stage play adaptations of Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine and The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown, and the script and lyrics for a stage musical of Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater. He was also the writer for The Book of Ashes, inspired by the true story of an Iraqi librarian who saved tens of thousands of books in the midst of war, which premiered at the International Children’s Festival in St. Albert, Alberta, in spring 2016. Emil lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit him at www.emilsher.com.

 

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Editorial Reviews

 

Praise forYoung Man with Camera:

• Winner, Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature, 2016

• Finalist, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature – Text, 2015

• Runner-up, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children, 2016

• Short-listed, Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, 2016

• Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2016

• Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2016

• Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2016

 

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